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4dr DSG Komfort FWD Sedan
  • 4dr DSG Komfort FWD SULEV Sedan
  • 4dr DSG Komfort FWD Sedan
4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SPORT FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn SPORT AWD

Prices

MSRP $27,195 $18,600 $19,695
Invoice $25,412 $17,649 $18,433
Avg. Paid $13,759 $9,299 $10,326

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.4 9.1
Critics' Rating 8.6 9.2 9.3
Performance 8.0 8.7 8.8
Interior 8.3 8.2 8.6
Operating Cost 7.9 8.0 8.0
Safety 8.9 9.8 9.6
Reliability 2.0 3.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Upscale cabin
  • Numerous standard features
  • Good performance
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • Sporty driving dynamics
  • Vast interior and cargo space
  • Sexy styling
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Excellent reliability and safety scores
  • Sporty handling
  • Spacious cabin and trunk
Cons
  • Low reliability rating
  • Too much road noise
  • Slightly underpowered base engine
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Some reviewers complained of inexpensive cabin materials
  • Numb electric power steering on lower trims

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Turbocharged I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 22 City / 31 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.7 109.8 107.4
Length, Overall (in) 188.2 193.7 190.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.4 80.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 57.9 56.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3331 3258 3285

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Standard
Steel Wheels Optional Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 96.3 101.9 100.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 39.4 38.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.5 42.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.3 57.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.1 54.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.3 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 38.0 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.5 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9 53.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.2 16.6 16.5

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 5100-6000 170 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ 1800-5000 167 @ 4000 172 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 35.8 35.4 39.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5 17.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent E-Type Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link Multi-Link w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Optional
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard